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Unformatted text preview: science is a dull and unimaginative process. Using this historical episode, explain how both the methods scientists use and the sense they make of data illustrate that science is a creative endeavor. Answer: Science requires an extremely large amount of creativity to come up with theories. For example, Kelvins idea of discovering earths age through calculating the time it would take to cool the Earth is extraordinary. It requires a broad imagination to come up with such an amazing idea with such little information about the cores heat. In addition Jolys idea of discovering Earths age through measurements of salt content in the ocean is brilliant. Although these men may not be precise on finding the age of the Earth, they are remembered well for their creative ideas on their quest to find Earths age....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course BIO 211 taught by Professor Colbert during the Fall '11 term at Iowa State.
- Fall '11